The Sheffield Wednesday coach Lee Bullen has described Ben White as a ‘very good player’ – despite what the Leeds United defender said about Atdhe Nuhiu after the Owls’ 2-0 win at Elland Road.
The Wednesday striker Nuhiu was introduced as a 69th-minute substitute at Leeds on Saturday and assisted his side’s opening goal before scoring the winner himself.
Posting on Twitter the following day, Bullen praised both the Kosovan’s movement and the quality of his finish.
Atdhe’s movement for goal is text book…. 1st movement to drag defender, 2nd movement for himself (cutback) …. great finish on weaker foot. Another assist for Adam 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #Thenaweebitofcarnage https://t.co/aoCx517JF5
— Lee Bullen (@BullenFootball) January 12, 2020
But one Wednesday supporter was quick to remind the Scot of White’s post-match comments.
“Yes, he’s a big lump, isn’t he? He’s difficult to play against,” White told Leeds Live.
“It was part of what they were going to do. They were obviously going to bring him on if they were 0-0 and we should have been ready for that.”
Bullen, though, chose not to rub salt into White’s wounds, replying instead:
TBH…. the lad White looks a very good player.
— Lee Bullen (@BullenFootball) January 13, 2020
It was White’s misplaced pass which led to Nuhiu’s goal, with Julian Borner finding Barry Bannan who in turn picked out Adam Reach to tee up the Sheffield Wednesday number 17.
The on-loan Brighton and Hove Albion youngster has been one of Leeds’ standout performers this season, and has reportedly attracted interest from several top Premier League clubs.
Wednesday’s win ensured the Owls boss Garry Monk has now won three of his last four meetings with Leeds, whom he left in 2017.
The South Yorkshire side are now sixth in the Championship – and have closed the gap to 10 points on the second-placed Whites.